CIP on eTV News – Copyright in the National Anthem (VIDEO)

Posted on Jun 22, 2012

CIP on eTV News – Copyright in the National Anthem (VIDEO)

Copyright in parts of the National Anthem, as well as the composite work, does not belong to the State. This was the finding of Prof Owen Dean, incumbent of the Chair of IP, in a recent publication on IPStell (read more). The CIP’s research also found that copyright in the music of The Call (“Die Stem”) belongs to Prof JM de Villiers of the Department of Mathematics at SU.

This story was awarded to eTV as an exclusive, broadcast on national and satellite TV on 20 and 21 June 2012, and followed by a LIVE interview with Prof Owen Dean.


The following videos were provided by Newsclip to Stellenbosch University. Copyright in this material belongs to eTV. It is reproduced here in terms of sections 18 and 19, read with section 12(1)(b), of the Copyright Act 98 of 1978 for the exclusive purposes of criticism and review of a work.



Click the links below to watch the videos:

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News Story & Live Interview with Prof Dean

Direct Link: ETV Prime Time (Composite)

File Size: 11.4MB

Duration: 10min 4 sec


Copyright in the National Anthem - CIP on eNews

 Direct Link: ETV Morning News

File Size: 4.7MB

Duration: 4min